Do you offer packages for weddings?
Since every bride and event host is unique, we design custom proposals specifically for them as opposed to package options.
I have no idea how much wedding flowers cost. Where should I start?
We are happy to give you an estimate range over the phone before scheduling your consultation. Since every event that we create is custom it is difficult to quote specific prices until we meet in person. We would love the opportunity to discuss your. Recognizing that email is not an efficient way to communicate such detailed matters as a customized wedding, we prefer to talk either in person or over the phone.
I am not sure that my budget is large enough to work with you. Can you help?
By the time that you plan your wedding flowers you have probably realized that everything costs more than you planned. We respect that most brides do not come in with an unlimited budget and are happy to find ways to work with you to find ways to economize that will still complement your color scheme and design. Key is knowing where to splurge and where to be more frugal. Some examples of money stretching options:
- Repurposing flowers from the ceremony into reception.
- Renting vases instead of purchasing them.
- Choosing less expensive flower options that have a similar look and feeling.
- Return the vases yourself instead of having us pick them up after the event.
- Using more expensive flowers only where they will have the most impact,
I live out of town and am not able to meet in person until just before my wedding. Can I still work with you?
If you live out of state or are unable to meet in person for your consultation, we will be happy to speak with you over the phone or Facetime and then via text/email after initial conversation.
How far in advance should I schedule my consultation?
At least six months before the wedding is ideal, but we can begin planning as much as 18 months in advance or as little as two months before the wedding date. We recommend beginning the process as early as possible to be sure that we have your date available. We do request that you have some of the basic details ironed out such as the date and venue before we meet in person.
How do I book a Consultation?
Consultation appointments can be booked by phone or email.
How long will the consultation last?
Most consultations can be finished in an hour. Smaller events will take less time and large events may last up to two hours.
What should I bring to my consultation?
Anything that inspires you! Weddings and events are all about the details so bring as much information as you can. Photos of the venue, especially where you would like floral decoration, are helpful. If linens have been selected, swatches or photos of them are essential in planning centerpieces. For weddings, it is helpful for us to know what the wedding party will be wearing (pictures and swatches are a timesaver) so we can coordinate the flowers. Photographs or Pinterest boards showing examples of flowers and arrangements that you like are very useful, even if the colors and flowers are not exactly what you had in mind. We can also learn a lot from photos of things that you do not like.
What should I expect in the Wedding Consultation Process?
So that we can design wedding flowers that reflect your personality, we will want to know as much about you as possible and we will ask a lot of questions. Typically we ask about your color palette; if you have your invitations selected; what you would like the feeling for the ceremony and reception to be; what are your favorite flowers; anything that will guide us in our planning. Walking through the evening from a guest’s perspective helps us to see details that will make the evening special, even if they do not directly relate to flowers. The first thing that we typically start with is the bridal bouquet as that sets the tone for a wedding and all of the flowers choices will radiate out from that. Don’t worry if you do not know the first thing about flowers; that’s our job. We will ask a lot of questions to ascertain your personal style and will make recommendations every step of the way.
Depending on how much research we need to do we will typically respond with a first draft of the proposal in about a week. The proposal will have a total for our services as described as well as the deposit required. This draft is an opportunity to make sure that we have captured your vision and gives you a chance to make a first round of edits. If necessary we will supply a second draft that should very closely match your vision. If we have succeeded in our job it will show that we are a good match. We generally allow a week after the proposal is submitted to confirm the date with a deposit and signed contract. We always try to be as transparent as possible in all steps of the consultation process.
How do I reserve a date for my wedding or event?
The date is reserved when you sign our contract and photo release and pay the retainer based on the proposal that we will prepare for you after an in-person consultation.
Do you offer delivery and set up of wedding and event flowers?
But of course! You decide what services you need and we will tailor our proposal to fit. You always have the option to pick up your flowers at our studio (when appropriate) or to have us set them up for you at the venue.
How far will you travel?
Have flowers and love to travel! Let's talk more in depth about your needs.
Do you have a minimum for weddings or events?
Not at all. Our wedding services are à la carte. You select the floral arrangements and services that you need. We are just as happy to create a bridal bouquet and boutonnière for a small courthouse wedding as we are to assist you with design and décor for 350 guests in a ballroom. It is our honor to be asked to be a part of your big day and we will never tell you that your event is too small for us.
How much do you charge for delivery, setup and transfer fees?
These fees vary depending on the distance, timing and complexity of each event. Your proposal will have all of the fees broken down and we are happy to suggest ways to keep them low. While a professional florist is always the best choice for the most beautiful florals, there are often less expensive options for some of the labor aspects of a wedding or event.